“This is a novel so readable you could finish it in one sitting” – Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst

“Great characters, riveting storytelling, humour, suspense, and a good helping of social commentary. For a novel in which some might say very little happened, it is extremely hard to take your eyes from the page. Parkhurst also adds layer upon layer to her story, making a potentially average tale into something much more special…” – Fran Slater reviews Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst

Posted at 9:00 am on September 27, 2016 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading

“A treat” – Sex & Death (Stories) – ed. Sarah Hall & Peter Hobbs

Sex & Death bucks the anthology rule – ie, anthologies, being comprised of many different writers, will invariably feature stories you don’t like, to the extent that you will read keeping a mental tally of the ones you like and the ones you don’t in order, finally, to adjudicate whether or not it is in fact a good collection – by only including stories that are good…

Posted at 9:00 am on September 26, 2016 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Review | Continue reading


Coming soon on Bookmunch

Nutshell by Ian McEwan

The Schooldays of Jesus by JM Coetzee

Hag-seed by Margaret Atwood

Bright, Precious Days by Jay McInerney

Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge

How to Understand Israel in 60 Days by Sarah Glidden

The Trial of Roger Casement by Fionnuala Doran

Mooncop by Tom Gauld